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Backlash grows over contentious India citizenship list

Backlash grows over contentious India citizenship list

A controversial citizenship list in northeast India that has left almost two million people facing statelessness has been slammed by its political backers as those excluded from it face an uncertain future.

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators"

India's parliament debates revoking Kashmir special status and split

India's parliament debates revoking Kashmir special status and split

India-administered Kashmir remained on a security lockdown and communication blackout on Tuesday as India's lower house of parliament was due to approve a resolution

India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India's government on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country

Murder of Indian politician sets stage for election bloodshed

Murder of Indian politician sets stage for election bloodshed

Several thousand activists paraded through a West Bengal town Sunday with the body of a politician whose killing opened a campaign of violence ahead of India's general election.

Thousands protest citizenship bill in India's Assam

Thousands protest citizenship bill in India's Assam

Thousands in northeastern India protested Monday against a proposal to grant citizenship to religious minorities in the region, except Muslims, with critics attacking the bill as prejudiced and a sop to Hindus before elections.

Indian court allows BJP to form government in Karnataka

Indian court allows BJP to form government in Karnataka

Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the biggest winner in the Karnataka state election but has fallen short of a majority, sparking a scramble for power between the party and its arch rival Congress.

Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party.

Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults

Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults

Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators said Sunday.

Anger in India over two rapes puts government in bind

Anger in India over two rapes puts government in bind

Mounting outrage over two rapes, one in the disputed region of Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, gripped India on Friday, with government ministers struggling to dampen political fires.

Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his toughest electoral test since coming to power with a landslide victory in 2014.

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as India's vice president

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as India's vice president

Venkaiah Naidu, a long-time member of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been sworn in as the country's 13th vice president.